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Local 55 – Workers’ Compensation Board Bargaining Update: Strike Vote Information

Dear Local 55 members; Please click here to view and download the strike information package Your Bargaining Committee Needs a strike vote from all members of Local 55 to reach a fair agreement for all members. After thirteen (13) days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Committee has filed for conciliation. Virtually all items under […]

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Health Care Bargaining Strike Vote Update

After two very successful telephone town hall meetings it’s clear that people are tired of being attacked and are ready to send a strong message to the Employers and Stephen McNeil that it’s time to take our negotiations seriously. To those that participated in our town halls, either by listening in or asking a question […]

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Health Care Strike Vote-Message from NSGEU President Jason MacLean

After more than a year, and nearly 40 bargaining and conciliation dates, we still do not have a new collective agreement for our health care members. What has become even more frustrating is that since January the bargaining committee has witnessed a serious slow down in process from the employers. In fact, the employers have […]

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Message to NSGEU Members working in School Boards re: Inclusive Education Report

Dear NSGEU members working in provincial school boards, As you may be aware, the government released its report on Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education Commission Report, on March 26. Unfortunately, we were not consulted during the research or writing of this report and are frankly a bit amazed that a report on inclusive education can be […]

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Nova Scotia Labour Board will finalize IWK Essential Services Plan

The Nova Scotia Council of Health Care Unions today requested that the Nova Scotia Labour Board settle the outstanding issues and finalize an Essential Services plan for the IWK. The Labour Board has 30 days to hear submissions from both the Employer and the Council of Unions and reach a conclusion on the remaining issues. […]

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McNeil Budget Misses the Mark

Election night, May 30, 2017.  Re-elected Premier Stephen McNeil, after seeing his majority government significantly reduced, said, “I want to assure you that I’ve heard you and I’ve listened.”  On that night he promised to be the Premier for all Nova Scotians. Since that night the McNeil Liberals have ripped provisions out of our collective […]

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Blue Monday

Blue Monday is the third Monday in January and is considered one of the most depressing days of the year. It’s a perfect opportunity to talk to each other about mental health, and advocate for more resources to be put towards mental health initiatives in the province. The NSGEU Board of Directors recognizes the important […]

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